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‘Govt vigorously promoting renewable energy’

Published : 29 Nov 2022 11:57 AM | Updated : 29 Nov 2022 02:32 PM

Power secretary Habibur Rahman has said that the government is vigorously promoting renewable energy in the country’s power generation mix.

“In our development endeavour, great importance is given to green energy,” he said while addressing as chief guest at 3-day International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering (ICEPE 2022) on November 24 at Brac Inn in the city.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of the BRAC University organised the conference with the theme– “Green Energy for All.”

Professor Vincent Chang, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University also joined the opening ceremony as the special guest.

The power secretary mentioned that the government is also willing to generate up to 40 percent of electricity from clean energy by 2041.

  He suggested the organisers of the conference share the proceedings of the conference with the Power Division, so that the government can take those into consideration while formulating future course of actions.

Professor Vincent Chang, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said that the policy is relevant but any policy without the support of technological advancement will unlikely succeed.

Anything contributing to improvement of energy technology perhaps can be more effective than many policies, he added.

Professor Md. Mosaddequr Rahman, chairperson of EEE Department and general chair pf the ICEPE 2022 delivered the opening remarks and professor Shahidul Islam Khan, technical chair of the ICEPE 2022 presided over the opening ceremony.

Organized for the second time, ICEPE 2022 aimed at providing a platform to leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the areas of power and energy engineering.

Eminent professors and experts from Bangladesh and abroad conducted panel sessions and keynote talks on power and energy related topics. The conference also called for papers from researchers nationally and internationally.

Professor Saifur Rahman, 2022 IEEE President-elect and Dr. NagarajaRamappa, managing director at Power Research & Development Consultants Prv. Ltd, India attended the conference as the keynote speakers.

They spoke on the topics “Causes and Effects of Carbonization on the Climate: Decarbonization Opportunities in the Electric Power Sector” and “Integrated resource planning and power procurement optimization in a RE rich environment” respectively.

Prof. Muhammad Fayyaz Khan, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Business & Technology, Bangladesh and Dr. Shaikh Fattah (SMIEEE, FIEB), Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Director, Institute of Robotics and Automation, BUET (IRAB), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) moderated the panel sessions in this conference.

Professor Tareq Aziz, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Professor Abdul Hasib Chowdhury, Professor, Dept. of EEE & Director, Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering and Mohammad Golam SarwareKainat Joint Secretary, Posts and Telecommunications Division, Ministry Of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology attended as the panelists in the panel session.

The best paper was awarded as the ‘Dr. Fatima-Rashid best paper award’ along with other certifications and prizes on the last day of the conference, said a press release of the Brac University.

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